Articles tagged “low-cost carriers”

Malaysia Airlines CEO Quits to Return to Ryanair

Malaysia Airlines CEO Quits to Return to Ryanair

Associated Press

Ryanair was obviously on the lookout for a safe pair of hands to help it though a difficult time. Bellew's decision looks like it will be a big loss for Malaysia Airlines and will mean it has to hunt for its third CEO in as many years.

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Ryanair Tries to Lure Norwegian Pilots in Bid to Boost Its Cockpits

Ryanair Tries to Lure Norwegian Pilots in Bid to Boost Its Cockpits

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It's taken a crisis to make Ryanair realize that it needs to treat its pilots better. The airline will be hoping higher salaries and better working conditions will be enough to help end the current staff shortages.

5 days ago

Lufthansa Closes in on Deal to Buy Part of Bankrupt Air Berlin

Lufthansa Closes in on Deal to Buy Part of Bankrupt Air Berlin

Associated Press

Lufthansa was always likely to be the final destination for a significant portion of the Air Berlin business, we'll have to wait and see if anyone else will be taking a piece.

6 days ago

Air Asia X Is Exploring Larger Planes for Longer Routes

Air Asia X Is Exploring Larger Planes for Longer Routes

Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Discount airlines make decisions based on cost, not passenger comfort. But if Air Asia X chooses the A350 or Boeing 787 over the A330, passengers may win. Even in the densest configurations, passengers tend to prefer the A350 and 787. They have better air quality and are quieter than most other jets.

1 week ago

Ryanair CEO Extends Olive Branch to Calm Rebellious Pilots

Ryanair CEO Extends Olive Branch to Calm Rebellious Pilots

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary is having to eat a massive slab of humble pie in order to stave off a pilot revolt but if his conciliatory tone proves successful he'll no doubt feel it was worth it. We'll have to wait and see to find out whether his words have the desired effect.

2 weeks ago

EasyJet Plans to Capitalize on Rivals’ Woes

EasyJet Plans to Capitalize on Rivals’ Woes

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

How quickly things can change in the airline business. Only a few months ago it was EasyJet that was struggling. Now EasyJet stands to benefit from problems at some of its closest competitors.

2 weeks ago

What Monarch Air’s Bankruptcy Means for European Aviation

What Monarch Air’s Bankruptcy Means for European Aviation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While there might be too many European airlines, Monarch's demise shouldn't necessarily be seen as being symptomatic of wider industry problems. Like Alitalia and Air Berlin before it, the UK-based airline and tour operator had plenty of self-inflicted wounds that were exacerbated by external issues.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair Passenger Growth Slows Amid Mass Cancellations

Ryanair Passenger Growth Slows Amid Mass Cancellations

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Monarch's bankruptcy has taken the attention away from Ryanair for the minute but it is going to take some time before the Irish airline's reputation recovers.

2 weeks ago

Monarch Becomes the Latest European Airline to File for Bankruptcy

Monarch Becomes the Latest European Airline to File for Bankruptcy

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

Like Air Berlin, Monarch's collapse into bankruptcy has been well-flagged through heavy losses over the last few years. Plenty of CEOs and pundits have predicted consolidation in the European aviation market and it looks like it is now coming to pass.

2 weeks ago

JetBlue Airplane Redesign Features More Perks But Less Legroom

JetBlue Airplane Redesign Features More Perks But Less Legroom

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

People who like what JetBlue offers will still be eager to fly on the airline's redesigned aircraft. But adding more seats will make the passenger experience a little more cramped.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Must Face UK Aviation Regulator Over Wave of Cancelled Flights

Ryanair Must Face UK Aviation Regulator Over Wave of Cancelled Flights

Thomas Seal and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair is in a tricky position here where it must face down regulators and pilots at the same time — while also contending with 700,000+ unhappy customers.

3 weeks ago

EasyJet Is Working to Develop an Electric Commercial Jet Within a Decade

EasyJet Is Working to Develop an Electric Commercial Jet Within a Decade

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

A fully electric commercial jet is pretty much the holy grail of the aviation industry. Although, developing one within a decade seems like a stretch.

3 weeks ago